Prize Thread: How do you start embracing parts of yourself you’ve always hated?

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The winner is @melraiser 🥳.

Created: 3 months ago
tanyakinapod
3 months

I don't know if I have yet, but i'm getting better at not hating on myself every minute of the day. Discovering body neutrality has been a big thing for me, it's helped me reframe my thinking on my body.

sarahkay12
3 months
I still feel low in confidence. It makes me feel good being part of this community on INSYZE and seeing more badass women showing how good they look at every size.
juicy35
3 months
I am slowly getting confidence. INSYZE has helped me with that seeing other’s that post pretty pictures and I can as well and not get judged. Thank you INSYZE 💜💜
annabelbrown
3 months
Unfollow anyone that has ‘the perfect body’ on social media because every time you see those pictures it will make you feel negative about yourself. I find it really helps to follow and be part of a community of plus size baddies. I also like to follow people with my body shape as it shows me how I can look good with a big belly.
tamarahb
3 months
I am still a work in progress,but I started wearing more sleeveless things (i.e. tanks, dresses & etc.). I also started taking more my pictures & getting it taken on Red Carpets (Pre-Pandemic).
em_nom_nom_aly
3 months
I got a rib tattoo 😅. I started the tattoo four years ago and we’re almost don’t with it. I don’t think I realize why I picked that spot until a few months ago- I was in my therapists office and we were talking about my confidence and I blurted the idea out that I put the tattoo there so I would love my tummy and feel confident enough to show it off in a bikini or crop tops. In the beginning (four years ago) I told myself I got the tattoo there because it would be easier to hide for work, but that was the beginning of me loving my stomach.
em_nom_nom_aly
3 months
Now I wear crop tops whenever the fuck I want because my body is beautiful and capable of so much.
shaylove39
3 months

I'm starting to love myself again after everything that I've been through in my life especially after losing my unborn child to domestic violence.

annabelbrown
3 months
@shaylove39 I’m so sorry to hear you have been through that. Sending you so much love ❤️
rosalin_loves
3 months

i'm also a work in progress, but we all are in our own way. One thing I do now is pay attention to the parts of me I do like and compliment myself. It sounds kinda funny but it does help.

angel25
3 months

I don't know how to embrace my body, I feel like I have a long road ahead for self love. It just doesn't come naturally to me. I wish I could.

melraiser
3 months
This is a subject I've been considering a LOT over the past year or so, and haven't really come up with a clear answer, but I have thoughts. The message of self-love and self-acceptance can get muddled sometimes. For a long time, it gave me the impression that everyone has SOMETHING they can really love about themselves. But for me, who searched and searched and couldn't find one, it made me feel like I was broken, doing something wrong. Sometimes, what you need to do to reach self-acceptance, let alone self-love, is change yourself. The self is mutable. It takes a lot of examination, usually into *why* you feel or do certain things. But, once that's more clear to you, there are a lot of options. I'm still pretty early in my transition, but part of what brought it to the fore was a deep-seated, half-hidden *need* to change myself. It took a lot of digging to get there, my upbringing had buried it pretty deep. I'm trying to sculpt myself into something I can at least appreciate, even if I never get all the way to Love.
sylviewilson
3 months
I love this answer @melraiser ❤️
sylviewilson
3 months
@em_nom_nom_aly love that!! I want to see your tattoo some more 😍😍
missmelb_plus
3 months
Still working on this but exploring styles that compliment where I do feel more confident has helped a ton!
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